Banquets & Conferences

Duke Ellington Ballroom

The Duke Ellington Ballroom is a great place to hold receptions or conferences and is adaptable to all occasions. .

To reserve a room, call 815-753-1744.

Capacity Limits
Theater/Auditorium (Chairs in rows) - Seating for 1800 Guests
School Room/Class Room Style - Seating for 800 Guests 
Crecent-Round Style - Seating for 50 Guests
Banquet Style (Rounds) - Seating for 720 Guests
Banquet Style (Rectangular) - Seating for 1000 Guests
Banquet Style w/ Dance Floor - Seating for 480 Guests
Reception/Refreshment Style - 600-700 Guests
Exhibit/Vendors Style - 60-110 Booths

Room Layout Options
BallroomLayout Ballroom Layout 1024 seats
64 seats per row
18 rows
BallroomReception Ballroom Reception 16 Round tables w/ 8 chairs
11 cocktail rounds
8-8' tables
DinnerLayout Dinner Layout 21 round tables w/ 8 chairs
2-8' tables and 1-6' table
2-6' tables for drinks
2-6' tables for desserts
1-6' & 1-8' table for DJ
1- round table for hor devours
1-6' table w/ 2 chairs
2-card tables w/ 1 chair
2-6' half tables
4-cocktail rounds
PresentationLayout Presentation Layout 1,556 chairs and rows to capacity
18 rows
AwardsBanquet Awards Banquet 48-round tables w/ 8 chairs
2 round tables
5- round tables for desserts and beverages
2-8' tables and 1-round under canopy
4-6' tables w/2 chairs

In addition the Capital Room is included
6-8' tables and 3-6' tables for buffet
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